Mike


About Mike

Mike gets all the racing games because he understands that stuff even though he doesn't drive.

I am a terrible gardener. I’ve got a real habit of neglecting plants in my backyard. Gardening is simply something other people do and I just don’t have the time to devote to creating life. Gaming has me covered, though. There’s no shortage of farming or garden growing simulators. The […]

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PS5 Review



One advantage of this job is the opportunity to genuinely see games that fly well and truly under the radar. Grotto is an experimental, narratively-focused effort that places you, intentionally or otherwise, at the helm of a nearby tribe. Despite not being one of them, they seek your advice and […]

Grotto – PS4 Review




What I know about Granblue Fantasy is probably not worth writing. Its origins on a mobile platform means I’m largely in the dark about the lore and premise. Cygames Osaka have been tasked with Granblue Fantasy: Relink, an action RPG featuring a rag-tag bunch of skyfaring adventurers in search for […]

Granblue Fantasy: Relink – PS5 Review




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Are time loops still in vogue? Woodhill Interactive seems to think so. Orten Was the Case is an adventure game with free movement that looks to capitalise on a repeatable time-frame and a small but interesting location. Whilst repetition isn’t always the best for games, the balance seems to be […]

Orten Was the Case – PS5 Review


Robin Hood’s had plenty of adaptations over the years but I’ve never found the fiction to be especially broad or interesting. It’s prime for a game plot with such simple things as a tyrant needing to be overthrown. Gangs of Sherwood is the latest take on Howard Pyle’s prince of […]

Gangs of Sherwood – PS5 Review


It’s not very often I take on a review without knowing what I’m in for. Train Valley 2: Community Edition is a repackaged PC release for the Playstation 4. Coming from Lithuanian studio Flazm, it includes all DLC expansions plus a large selection of workshopped community levels. Building on the […]

Train Valley 2: Community Edition – PS4 Review



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Forgive me if I start to plagiarise myself on this one. Pesterquest is the sequel to Hiveswap Friendsim. As such, it’s a visual novel set in the Homestuck universe which, I’ll be honest, I’ve not dug much into. The same themes apply with an alien on a quest for friendship […]

Pesterquest – PS5 Review


Hey, kids. Do you like friends? Do want real and viable approaches to get friends? Maybe don’t use Hiveswap Freindsim as a guide. It is, however, a fairly relaxed, cheeky visual novel that explores friendship in a swift but entertaining manner. What Pumpkin Games have penned this little tale that, […]

Hiveswap Friendsim – PS5 Review


It’s been a good year for souls-likes. Whilst the more notable ones haven’t all clicked with me, I enjoy seeing the genre take on a more robust shape. Dark Point Games arrive with, from what I can tell is their first effort. Achilles: Legends Untold takes the Greek mythos and […]

Achilles: Legends Untold – PS5 Review